Russell Washington Graf

29 April 1895–30 April 1980 (Age 85)
Hocking Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States

The Life of Russell Washington

When Russell Washington Graf was born on 29 April 1895, in Hocking Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States, his father, George Washington Graf, was 25 and his mother, Phila R. Wilson, was 22. He lived in North Berne, Berne Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Berne Township, Fairfield, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 30 April 1980, in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Graf
1869–1930
Phila R. Wilson
1872–
Russell Washington Graf
1895–1980
Eva Marie Graf
1896–1979
Bryan Lentz Graf
1897–1975
John F G Graf
1901–
Carl Oakley Graf
1902–1980
Sarah Elizabeth Graf
1904–

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Graf

    Male1869–1930Male

    Phila R. Wilson

    Female1872–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 8

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 23

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 German: status name from Middle High German grāve, grābe, which was used as a title denoting various more or less aristocratic dignitaries and officials. In later times it became established as a title of nobility equivalent to the Romance count. The vocabulary word also denoted a variety of different minor local functionaries in different parts of Germany. In the Grand Duchy of Hesse, for example, it was used for the holder of the comparatively humble office of village headman. Compare Mayer , Schultz , and Vogt . The surname could have originated from any of these senses or be an occupational name for a servant or retainer of a count, or a nickname for someone who gave himself airs and graces.2 Variant spelling of Dutch Graef .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Russell W Graf in household of George Graf, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Russel W Graf in household of George W Graf, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Russel W. Graf, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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